When you try to move a public folder in Windows Vista, the Move button may be missing

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Symptoms

When you try to move a public folder in Windows Vista, the Move button may be missing from the Location tab of the folder properties.

Cause

This issue occurs when User Account Control is enabled.

Workaround

Warning This workaround may make a computer or a network more vulnerable to attack by malicious users or by malicious software such as viruses. We do not recommend this workaround but are providing this information so that you can implement this workaround at your own discretion. Use this workaround at your own risk.

Note User Account Control (UAC) is a new feature that helps prevent malicious programs, also known as "malware," from damaging a system. UAC stops the automatic installation of unauthorized applications. It also prevents unintended changes to system settings. Before you disable UAC, you must disconnect your computer from all networks. This includes the Internet.


To work around this issue, follow these steps:
  1. Log on to Windows Vista as a user who has administrator rights and permissions.
  2. Click Start Start button  , and then click Control Panel.
  3. Click User Accounts and Family Safety, click User Accounts, and then click Turn User Account Control on or off.

    Note In some versions of Windows Vista, User Accounts and Family Safety does not appear. In this case, click User Accounts, click User Accounts, and then click Turn User Account Control on or off.

    User Account Control permission  If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type your password, or click Continue.
  4. Click to clear the Use User Account Control (UAC) to help protect your computer check box.
  5. Click OK.
  6. When you are prompted, restart the computer.
  7. Right-click the public folder that you want to move, and then click Properties.
  8. On the Location tab, click Move.
  9. Select the new location, and then click Select Folder.
  10. Click OK.
  11. Click Start Start button  , and then click Control Panel.
  12. Click User Accounts and Family Safety, click User Accounts, and then click Turn User Account Control on or off.

    Note In some versions of Windows Vista, User Accounts and Family Safety does not appear. In this case, click User Accounts, click User Accounts, and then click Turn User Account Control on or off.

    User Account Control permission  If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type your password, or click Continue.
  13. Click to select the Use User Account Control (UAC) to help protect your computer check box.
  14. Click OK.
  15. When you are prompted, restart the computer.
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Article ID: 933127 - Last Review: Oct 22, 2008 - Revision: 1

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